Friendly Hello – A SAB Freebie


Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper


Friendly Hello is a new stamp set and designer series paper pairing available during Sale-a-bration. Until February 28th, you can choose this product pairing free with a $120 order pre-tax and shipping.

With the tropical feel of the images and paper, it’s easy to create warm cards for everyday occasions like birthdays, hello and thinking of you. You can colour the images in completely, add just a little colour or stay with the outlined image.

I like how the images carry over into the designs of the paper for more creative options and easy card making.



Friendly Hello Stamp Set and DSP
FREE with a $120 Purchase



A set of 13 stamps, Friendly Hello has three greeting and 10 other images including an adorable bird on a branch.

The images coordinate with the designs of the paper or can be used on their own. For these cards, I stamped in black StazOn ink and then added some ink to the center of the flowers with a Water Painter. I left a lot of white space while still adding colour to match the cardstock.



The colours included in the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper are Basic Black, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Shaded Spruce.

I used Fresh Freesia and Petal Pink for these cards, choosing a pattern of paper that had only the single color plus black and white. Each paper in this package has a bolder design on one side of the paper and a smaller design on the other, Included are designs that highlight a singled colour of use multiple colours to create the fun patterns.

The layers are:

Card #1
Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half for the card
Fresh Freesia 5-1/4″ x 4″
Designer Series Paper 5″ x 3-3/4″
Basic Black 4″ x 2-1/4″
Basic White 4″ x 2″

Card #2
Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half for the card
Petal Pink  5-1/4″ x 4″
Designer Series Paper 5″ x 3-3/4″
Basic Black 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
Basic White 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″


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Let’s Set Sail – A Punch Bundle


Let’s Set Sail Bundle


The Let’s Set Sail Punch Bundle is a new item from the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue. I love the look of this Sailboat Builder Punch and the stamps that work so well with it.

The included greetings are inspirational and would work well for graduations, retirements and travel, And there is a great birthday greeting, too.  If you’re looking for a bundle to make masculine cards, this is it.

With winter and snow all around, this set has me dreaming of a beach and warm blue water. Since I get really seasick, I’ll be watching the sailboats from shore.



Let’s Set Sail Bundle #157908 $43.00

Included in the bundle is the Let’s Set Sail Stamp Set with 9 images and the Sailboat Builder Punch



To make the tiled sails for this card, I punched the sailboat out ten times and then used liquid glue to layer together the stacks of Basic White. The sailboat was punched out from Crumb Cake cardstock and I added a Misty Moonlight flag that I cut out freehand with paper snips. Although a similar look can be achieved with dimensionals, stacking the sails has a cleaner look when viewing the card at an angle.



The background for this card was made with the Gentle Waves stamp. I used Balmy Blue at the top of the stamp and Misty Moonlight at the bottom. The colours blended really nicely in the middle. This is also a stamp from the new mini catalogue and is a great coordinating product for the Let’s Set Sail Punch Bundle.

As a small accent, I stamped the birds from Let’s Set Sail in Crumb Cake. The card base is Crumb Cake (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and layers are Balmy Blue (5″ x 3-3/4″) and Basic White (4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″).

I stamped the greeting in Misty Moonlight ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut the words out with paper snips. The greeting was applied with dimensionals.



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Starts Today! Sale-a-bration and a New Mini Catalogue


A brand new catalogue starts today! There are so many amazing new products in the new January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue including fabulous new suites and bundles. Plus, Sale-a-bration starts today as well with FREE product choices.

Click on the cover above or this link to see all of the new products.



Choose a free item for every $60 you spend. See all the options here or click on this cover above. If your order is $375 or more, remember to add the new Calming Camellia stamp set as well.

Join Stampin’ Up! and my team during Sale-a-bration, and you can choose $165 in products for only $135 including shipping and GST plus add any two stamps of your choice FREE.


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December 8 One Day Only Free Shipping and Rainbow of Happiness

Free Shipping Stampin' Up!

For one day only, Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on all orders of $65 or more pre-tax and shipping.  Shop online to see all the in stock and ready to shop products and place your order early before items sell out.


Rainbow of Happiness by Stampin' Up! Canada

Rainbow of Happiness Card


Here’s a countdown to the new catalogue sneak peek with the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle. I had a lot of fun creating various rainbow cards and found this bundle really easy to work with. Don’t you love how the “thank you” greeting fits onto a cloud? So cute!

The coordinating designer series paper is called Sunshine & Rainbows and will be a Sale-a-bration free item. All products are available on January 4, 2022. Have you requested your free catalogue yet?


Jan to June 2022 Mini Catalog

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Clearance Rack Refresh and Last Chance Products

Clearance Rack Stampin' Up! A couple of great specials start today. First, the Clearance Rack has been updated with special prices on past retired items. Shop early and save as items are available while supplies last. See all the products here.


Last Chance Stampin' Up!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon but I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way.

If there are items from the Holiday Mini that are still on your wish list, view the PDF to see if they will be gone for good! Shop online and save up to 50% on select products. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last.


Jan to June 2022 Mini Catalog

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Sneak Peek – Blessings of Home Thank You

Blessings of Home Thank You Card

Blessings of Home Thank You


Blessings of Home Thank You Card

This card features a new, not yet released stamp set and dies bundle from the upcoming January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue. I was oohing and aahing over every page of this catalogue. Including the Blessings of Home Bundle used for this card. Part of a suite, the collection will also include an embossing folder, ribbon, matte dots in four colours, doilies, a card pack and paper. Plus another stamp set and dies bundle that all coordinate. Wow! Can you imagine the creative options? Once I started stamping, I was able to make quite a few cards very quickly as the ideas just kept coming.

And the Heart & Home Collection is only one of the bundles and suites that will be available to order on January 4, 2022. Watch for more samples to come in the next few weeks using more new products and request your free catalogue below. 


Jan to June 2022 Mini Catalog

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Blessings of Home in Cinnamon Cider

My new favourite way to watercolor is using … water. Just water. After stamping an image, use a water painter or paintbrush to highlight the shadowing using a light application of water to blur the ink a little right on the image. So simple but it really is attention getting.


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After purchasing the Starter Kit, you’ll be eligible to order items from the new mini catalogue and earn Sale-a-bration products starting December 1st. That’s more than a month before customers can order and this new catalogue is fabulous. Plus save 20% on all the items you purchase. For more information or with any questions, please contact me by phone at 780.235.0455 or by email.



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Butterfly Brilliance in Black and White – Seasonal Sale Ends Today

Butterfly Brilliance Cards in Black and White

Butterfly Brilliance Cards in Black and White


Butterfly Brilliance in Black and White

There is something to be said for the simplicity of creating in black and white. Although I love colourful cards, I think I am equally fond of the monochromatic card. In keeping it simple, the intricate details in the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and Brilliant Wings dies really have a chance to show off. And you can purchase both products together in the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.

When using this set of dies, I tend to cut a couple of extra butterflies if I have time. Then when I need a last minute card, it’s just a card base, some designer series paper plus the circle, butterfly and a greeting. That’s a quick card ready to go. And butterflies work for any occasion – birthday, sympathy, thanks and so many more.

When making butterflies using the dies, I do recommend the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip. It makes getting those little pieces out so much easier. And if you don’t have the original Take Your Pick, it is the handiest little tool for stampers.

So, what about you. Are you a fan of black and white cards? Please leave a comment and let me know.


Seasonal Sale

Today is the last day to save:

  • 10% off Cardstock
  • 15% off Ink Pads (excluding bundles and third party ink pads)
  • 20% off Dies featured in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue

Shop online and save during the Seasonal Sale.

Not sure which dies to add to your collections. Below are my Top 5 Dies that every stamper should own.


Stitched Rectange dies Stitched Rectangles #151820 Sale $38.40


Tasteful Labels Tasteful Labels #152886 Sale $33.60


Tailor Made Tags Dies Tailor Made Tags #155563 Sale $24.00


Scalloped Contours Dies Scalloped Contours #155560 Sale $38.40


Layering Circles Dies Layering Circles #151770 Sale $38.40




Brilliant Wings Dies

To make this card, I adhered the butterflies to a piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the Stitched Rectangle die cut frame that I had made. Then I trimmed off any pieces that exceeded the edge of the cardstock before assembling the card. The card actually had a bit too much open space so it was the Matte Black Dots to the rescue. Just a few dots filled in the whiteness and finished the card.



Butterfly Brilliance Bundle


This card is really similar to the one above except I stamped the butterflies to create the background. The butterfly was highlighted by adding it onto a layering circles die cut. Both greetings are from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.


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Seasonal Sale – Stock Up and Save Today



Build up your collection of crafting basics and prepare for another year of projects.

Stock up and save:

  • 10% off Cardstock
  • 15% off Ink Pads (excluding bundles and third party ink pads)
  • 20% off Dies featured in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue

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Seasonal Sale


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Seasonal Sale Brochure


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Tidings of Christmas Suite – It’s Awesome!

Tidings & Trimmings Bundle

Tidings of Christmas Suite


The Tidings of Christmas Suite is awesome! It includes a stamp set, dies, designer series paper and ribbon. New to the Annual Catalogue this year, I am really appreciating the versatility of this bundle and how easy it is to create cards and projects with these products.

The Tiding & Trimmings stamp set has 18 stamps that include images and greetings. You can stamp a stocking, star, bow or foliage and cut the stamped image out with the Christmas Tidings Dies. Or, do as I did for these cards, and stamp only the greeting letting the die cut pieces create the focal highlights. I am especially fond of the gorgeous star which comes in two different sizes. I just had to use it on every card in this trio of Christmas cards.

The final items in this suite are the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon which you can spot on two of the cards as well. This ribbon was soft and easy to work with and I love deep green colour.

If you are looking for a new Christmas set of stamps and dies, I highly recommend this bundle.


Stampin' Up! Seasonal Sale Stock up and save on cardstock, ink pads and dies from the Annual Catalogue starting on Tuesday. Sale ends on November 18th.

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Tidings and Trimmings Stamp Set

Christmas Tidings Dies


In addition to the colours included in the paper – Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Misty Moonlight – I opted to add Copper Foil Sheets. I love how even a little copper adds to the festive feel of the cards.


Tiding of Christmas Designer Series Paper

Tiding of Christmas Designer Series Paper


The Tidings of Christmas designer series paper has lots of patterns to pick from. They are all on the smaller size making it easy to mix and match designs. I opted for a bolder pattern paired with a smaller, more subtle pattern for this card and the next.


Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set

Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set


Don’t you love how intricate this star die is? And you can use it year round for birthdays, anniversaries and more. Here I mounted it on a larger card stock star which is also included with the dies, There are also pieces of various foliage that can be cut out as this set has 15 dies in total. I tucked a bunch or two behind the greetings on each of the cards.



Tidings of Chrismtas Suite

Tidings of Christmas Suite #155720 $78.75


Tidings & Trimmings Bundle

Tidings & Trimmings Bundle #155716 $54.75
Buy the bundle and save 10%

Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set #153503 $24.00
Christmas Trimmings Dies #155561 $37.00


Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper #155718 $15.75


Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon

Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon #155722 $8.25


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Eden’s Garden is Available Now

Eden's Garden Collection Cards

Eden’s Garden Collection Cards


The Eden’s Garden stamp set and dies bundle make it easy to create elegant cards showcasing stems, sprigs, berries and twigs.  Perfect for weddings, anniversaries and everyday occasion cards like birthday and thank you.

Although the stamp set and dies bundle will be available in the upcoming January to June 2022 mini catalogue, the papers and accessories are available only while supplies last and not after January 3rd.

The cards that you can make with this collection are anything but simple, yet there are only three colours used in the papers. Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Gold Foil. That makes it easy to decide what colours of ink and paper coordinate for simple stamping. 


Eden's Garden Border Card

Eden’s Garden Border Card


This card uses the border die on either side of the designer series paper which was adhered to the card at an angle. I then added a greeting with a gold foil element tucked behind. The patterns included in the Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper are really rich as one side of the paper features gold foil accents. 


Eden's Garden Frame Card

Eden’s Garden Frame Card


I layered together two same size frames on this card – one in Soft Succulent and one in Evening Evergreen. The greeting was added to the middle on a gold foil label. This set also include a larger frame for lots of card making options.

Although the products can be purchased separately, if you want it all, the Eden’s Garden Collection includes one of each item.


Whether you want to have your own stamping business or make the most of your paper crafting passion, this is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!

Until November 30th, choose products valued up to $165 and pay only $100 including shipping and GST.  And the kit contents are completely up to you. Choose your favourite products as part of the starter kit including the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

With the purchase of the Starter Kit, you earn a minimum 20% discount off every order for as long as you remain a demonstrator. Plus, have early access to new products and catalogues, the opportunity to earn additional income and exclusive access to events. Join today!



Eden's Garden Collection

Eden’s Garden Collection – the entire exclusive, early-release collection #160848 $112.50

Eden's Garden Bundle

Eden’s Garden Bundle #157832 $72.00

Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper #159996 $20.00

Ever Eden Cotton Paper

Ever Eden 12″ x 12″ Cotton Paper #159997 $11.00

Garden Gems

Garden Gems #150277 $9.50


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There’s Snowbody Better Christmas Card

Snowbody Better with Stampin' Blends

Snowbody Better Christmas Card


Isn’t this Snowbody Better Christmas Card so stinkin’ cute? These snowman are dressed in their favorite hats and scarves and come bearing gifts. It may be cold and frosty outside, but the jovial group of snowmen in this Snowbody Better stamp set send nothing but warm wishes. This lighthearted crew has cold hands, warm hearts, and an image that’s perfect for coloring. 

There is something so relaxing about coloring and it’s a great in front of the TV activity as you watch your favorite shows or movies. For this card, I colored with Stampin’ Blends in Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather. Oh, and the little bird that tops it all off is colored in Pool Party.

This would be a great stamp set to let kids show their artistic flair. Stamp the images and color with crayons or pencil crayons for fun and easy cards that are truly one of a kind. And who wouldn’t want to receive one?


Snowbody Better Stamp Set

Snowbody Better by Stampin’ Up!


I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and stamped the snowman using Tuxedo Black Memento ink recommended when using Stampin’ Blends. This piece was layered onto polka dot paper from the Heartwarming Hugs 12″ x 12″ designer series paper that measures 5-1/4″ x 4″ and then onto a Basic White Thick cardstock base.

The notched ends for the 1/2″ wide greeting were made with the Banners Pick A Punch. This punch can make notches as above or the opposite direction. You can punch banners in two designs, three widths and any length. 

To finish the card, I added a few Real Red gems from the Wonderful Gems assortment.


Snowbody Better Stamp Set

Snowbody Better Stamp Set, a set of 12 cling stamps #156446 $29.00


Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper

Heartwarming Hugs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper #153492 $15.7


Wonderful Gems

Wonderful Gems #153536 $11.00


Banners Pick A Punch

Banner Pick A Punch #153608 $31.00


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Painted Poppies in Pastels

Painted Poppies Pastel Card

Painted Poppies Pastel Card

Painted Poppies in Pastels

A great, no mess way to add colour to a stamped image is with the Soft Pastels, new to the catalogue this year.  I stamped an image from Painted Poppies in Black StazOn Ink and then simply added the colour. This stamp set will be on sale tomorrow – keep reading for the details.

To finish the card, I used a greeting from the Best Year stamp set and layered with Basic Black and Poppy Parade cardstocks.

I really simple card with an artistic pop of colour.


Stampin' Up! Pastels

Soft Pastel Assortment


The Soft Pastels Assortment from Stampin’ Up! includes 8 vibrant colours including Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Poppy Parade. That works out to less than $2 per colour and the options for colouring, adding texture and creating backgrounds are endless.

For this card, I used a Water Painter to pick up a little Poppy Parade from the pastel and coloured the poppies. The water helps to set the pastel and prevent smearing. If you are concerned about the colour staying, you can apply a sealant or use a hairspray with a fine spray to seal the pastels but I didn’t think it was needed.



Stampin' Up! 24 Hour Stamp Sale

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chance to stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! For one day only, October 20th,
you can snag select cling stamp sets at a 15% discount. Get in gear for
the biggest stamp sale of the year—it’s time to shop ‘til you drop!

Click here to see a list of stamp sets on sale tomorrow 


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Whimsical Trees Christmas Card

Whimsical Trees

Whimsical Trees Stamp Set and Christmas Trees Dies


Whimsical Tree Christmas Card

The Whimsical Trees Bundle makes amazing Christmas cards with a fun and festive look. Combine the bundle with the Whimsy & Wonder designer series paper and Blushing Bride Frayed Ribbon to create cards with an unconventional colour scheme that I love!

If fun and festive is the look you want, the colours included in this Collections are Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, iridescent, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Polished Pink. The designer series paper is two sided with Christmas themes on one side and a pattern you can use year round on the other side.

And I am so happy to see the return of Silver Foil in the holiday catalogue. These is just something about pink and silver together.

Whether you choose to stay traditional in red and green, create in white and gold for an elegant look or go modern and unconventional as I did, this bundle creates all the trees you need.

Clearance Rack Update The Clearance Rack was updated today with special prices on retired items including some from last years holiday mini. All items are while supplies last.


Whimsy & Wonder Suite Collection

Whimsy & Wonder Suite Collection


There are 13 dies in the Christmas Trees Dies that allow you to create a festive forest of trees in all shapes and sizes. The Whimsical Trees stamp set is a set of 10 and includes trees sized to match the dies as well as four greetings.

I placed the greeting along the vertical edge so the trees could show off a bit more. I added a few silver stars which is one of the included dies as well as a an iridescent snowflakes from Wonderful Snowflakes. These pre-cut snowflakes are a great way to fill in some background or can be the star of the show if you opt not to add any images or dies.



Say Anything with Playful Alphabet Dies

Playful Alphabet and Biggest Wish

Playful Alphabet


Say Anything with the Playful Alphabet Dies

Never be at a loss for words with the Playful Alphabet Dies as you can express any sentiment you like letter by letter. I kept it simple on this masculine birthday card with just one word, DUDE. This is my go to card for teenage boys.

In Playful Alphabet, there are 58 dies including duplicates of often used letters. I like to apply an adhesive sheet to the back of my card stock to make positioning of the words easy. When cutting out the letters with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, remember to keep an eye out for the little pieces of punctuation


Biggest Wish and Playful Alphabet

Biggest Wish Stamp Set


The colours used on this card are Night of Navy and Crumb Cake. I stamped the greeting inside the card and then repeated it on the envelope. With the Biggest Wish stamp set, you can opt to overlap the greetings as I did on the envelope or stamp one below as I did on the card. I really like the size of the words in this set and the stamping options.




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